While the world of Cowboys Nation spent yesterday frantically refreshing Twitter for the latest Ezekiel Elliott news, some new information came out pertaining to the Cowboys' current task at hand - the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, a road game they will indeed play with Elliott toting the rock.
An updated Cowboys depth chart was released here by Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota, and the biggest thing that stands out is Chaz Green being slotted ahead of Jonathan Cooper at left guard.
Updated Cowboys depth chart:
Chaz Green had remained healthy and in the starting lineup for the Cowboys' first three games of the season, as Elliott averaged 2.9 yards per carry in his starts. Moving on from a forgettable eight yard performance in Denver, the Cowboys' offensive line picked up where they left off without Ron Leary (now with the Broncos) at LG - as Green filled in admirably to fit well between Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick.
Perhaps it was Smith's back issues resurfacing in practice that led to the Cowboys pulling Green out of the starting lineup to be ready if needed at left tackle (a position he's performed at in place of Tyron before), but Jonathan Cooper got the starts against the Rams and Packers.
In both games, Zeke Elliott averaged four yards per carry and the Cowboys scored at least 30 points for the first times in 2017.
Still, a closer look at Cooper's performance on tape showed a player that - as has been the case throughout his difficult career - struggled in space and played with poor balance.
As long as Chaz Green is able to play, he is the Cowboys best, most consistent, and reliable option at LG. The Dallas Cowboys are back in San Francisco for week seven, where they ran for 194 yards in a win last season with Green starting at left tackle.
It appears that we could again see Chaz in the starting lineup off of the bye week. Dallas' revolving door at LG continues to give those that prefer Green or Cooper equal hope that this team's front five will start "the best five".
With the best tackle in the game anchoring the left side, the spot next to a healthy and prepared Tyron Smith belongs to a healthy Chaz Green.
BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign Free Agent Safety George Iloka
The Dallas Cowboys have reached a one-year agreement with Safety George Iloka, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Iloka spent 2018 with the Vikings after six years with the Bengals.
He's started 79 of his 99 career games since being a fifth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2012. Iloka turns 29 years old next week.
The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with safety George Iloka, according to a source. Iloka met with the Cowboys on Friday and was the third safety to meet with the club during the week along with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry. The Cowboys have... https://t.co/JB5nJLWepc
This isn't the safety that most Cowboys fans wanted. After over a year of pining for Earl Thomas, sights turned to Eric Berry after his free agent visit in Dallas last week.
However, it makes sense that Iloka would be attractive to the Cowboys. At 6'4" and 225 lbs, he fits the physical mold of what Defensive Backs Coach Kris Richard likes in his players. He also is younger than Berry and Thomas without the same recent injury issues.
Iloka becomes one of many Boise St. products on Dallas' roster, joining Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch, and others. He entered the league with college teammates Crawford and Kellen Moore, the Cowboys' new offensive coordinator, in 2012.
We'll have to wait and see how George Iloka fits into the current mix at safety with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods. He spent most of 2018 as a backup with Minnesota, but Dallas will likely give him a chance to start.
BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb
According to multiple sources, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb to a one-year deal to help bolster their depth at the WR position and potentially become Cole Beasley's replacement.
Cowboys are giving former Packers' WR Randall Cobb a one-year, $5 million deal, per source. https://t.co/8KWFPjSP8T
The Dallas Cowboys met with Randall Cobb earlier this week, but he eventually left Dallas without a contract. He must've had a change of heart or just needed time to ponder the Cowboys offer, but regardless of what transpired in that short time he is now part of America's Team.
During his time with the Packers, Cobb accumulated 470 receptions for 5,524 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. The eight-year veteran will now be expected to replace some of Cole Beasley's production out of the slot for the Dallas Cowboys.
After years of watching Beasley as the Cowboys slot WR, it will be really interesting to see Randall Cobb in that role. He's not as quick twitched as No. 11, but can be just as dangerous due to his ability to be more of a down the field receiver. He also brings added value in the return game and could compete with Tavon Austin to become the return specialist.
This could mean the Cowboys forgo drafting a wide receiver early in the 2019 NFL Draft, but I wouldn't put it past them. Regardless of what happens, this is an excellent addition.
Welcome to Cowboys Nation Randall Cobb!
REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur
L.P. Ladouceur is returning for his 15th season as the Cowboys' long snapper. The veteran free agent was re-signed by Dalals today to a one-year deal.
Thanks to Jason Witten's one-year sabbatical with Monday Night Football, Ladouceur has now been with the Cowboys for more consecutive seasons than any current player. He just turned 38 last week, but Louis-Philippe remains one of the top long snappers in football.
The Cowboys have signed long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal worth $1.03 million and $90,000 in bonus money, but he will count $735,000 against the cap. This will be Ladouceur's 15th season with the Cowboys, tying Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Mark... https://t.co/2iDsi6RX7e
Retaining Ladouceur is an underrated move for the Cowboys given their situation at kicker.
Brett Maher was only 80% accurate overall on field goals last year. The team could be considering an upgrade in free agency.
Whether they bring Maher back or try someone new, having a long snapper with Ladouceur's performance perfection will make things much easier for them.
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